22nd Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

ran from 16 November to 2 December. Life time Achievement Awards were presented to Liv Ullmann (Norwegian actress), Ivars Seleckis (Latvian documentary film maker) and Mark Soosaar (Estonian documentary film maker). Grand Prix For The Best Film: Rubén Mendoza's Wandering Girl (Colombia/France). Best Director: JANG WOO-JIN for his Winter’s Night (South Korea). For more info please visit: … Continue reading 22nd Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

40th Cairo International Film Festival in pictures

Film festivals' opening ceremonies and galas and award ceremonies are well-known showcases for extravagant evening gowns. If you are a fashionista or love fashion, then feast your eyes on these pictures of southern sex appeal and lush extravaganza. 🙂 For more you can visit:  https://www.ciff.org.eg/ciff-40-album/ or https://www.harpersbazaararabia.com/people/news/fashion-celebrity-highlights-cairo-international-film-festival-2018?page=0&img=0.  

Stockholm Film Festival 2018

The 29th Stockholm International Film Festival ran from 7 to 18 of November. This year’s edition celebrated strong, talented women in the movie business. Canadian director and screenwriter Mary Harron was awarded the Stockholm Lifetime Achievement Award. Swedish film actress and director Gunnel Lindblom was awarded the Stockholm Achievement Award.

Film director of an Iranian origin, Asghar Farhadi, is the winner of Stockholm Visionary award. For more info, please visit: https://www.stockholmfilmfestival.se/.

 

 

 

Martin Rundkvist from aardvarchaeology.wordpress.com went to the festival and tells us about the movies he visioned. Thank you, Martin, for writing this review and for sharing! 🙂 It’s a great overview and read. https://aardvarchaeology.wordpress.com/2018/11/13/stockholm-film-festival-2018/

Aardvarchaeology - by Dr. Martin Rundkvist

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I discovered film festivals in 2014, but I didn’t go to one last year because I like my evenings at home and I was working full time at the National Archives then. This year I’ve been able to go to the Stockholm International Film Festival thanks to the telecommuting nature of my current job. But I do spend two days a week in Linköping, and the upcoming final weekend of the festival will coincide with a boardgaming retreat, so I only managed to see 7½ films this year.

My festival M.O. is to first decide when I can see some films, and then watch whatever is on at that time and seems reasonably interesting. Hardly ever do I watch more than two movies on one day, or it becomes a chore. This way I caught three really good ones:

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Debbie Writes About ‘TIFF 2018’ Here

Debbie from Scotland, currently based in Toronto, shares her experience as a volunteer at the Toronto International Film Festival. Being a volunteer at a film festival is no doubt one great way to immerse in such festival – it is a unique way to get to see a lot of movies and to learn about the making of such event from a practical point of view and of course there are lots of opportunities for meeting interesting like-minded people from the movie business and from all sorts of related areas, not to forget die-hard movie fans. This all makes such experience worthwhile, not to mention excitement must be constantly through the roof! 🙂

Thank you, Debbie from debbiewritesreviewshere.com, for sharing your experience and impressions 🙂 It’s a very good read 🙂

debbie writes reviews here

I applied to volunteer at the Toronto International Film Festival 2018 for a number of reasons; my ever-increasing interest in the organisation of film festivals, and how this varies from festival-to-festival (from the likes of Glasgow Film Festival to smaller events such as Discovery Film Festival (in Dundee), Africa in Motion (in Glasgow and Edinburgh), and ReelHeART Film and Screenplay Festival (in Toronto)); having recently moved to Toronto, I thought getting involved with the biggest festival around these parts would offer opportunities to network with like-minded film aficionados; and most importantly, free cinema passes for every shift I work (jk! But definitely a good perk).

Orientation was held early in August 2018, where I sat alongside 500 other keen beans, hearing the history of the festival and what will be required of us during the event this year. Short interviews afterwards provided us with an opportunity to express a preference…

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Toronto International Film Festival (6-16 September) in pictures from the Red Carpet (6-12 September)- check out awards ceremony tonight (16 September!) in live on Youtube!

Quite a few movies presented are the same as were at the Venice film festival - no surprises there. Below you can have a glimpse of some actors from the red carpet in Toronto. They were shot by the TIFF's team of photographers. For more pictures you can check TIFF's live : https://www.tiff.net/tiff/pages/?tab=watch-live. OR https://www.tiff.net/the-review/on-the-tiff-18-red-carpet/. For … Continue reading Toronto International Film Festival (6-16 September) in pictures from the Red Carpet (6-12 September)- check out awards ceremony tonight (16 September!) in live on Youtube!

North Korean films screened for the first time at Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival

    Organisers of the 22nd BIFAN (12-22 July 2018) had to apply for a special permit from the governement to screen North Korean films as those are classified in South Korea. 9 North Korean feature and short films were screened, among them was included the family drama "The Story of Our Home," which won … Continue reading North Korean films screened for the first time at Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival

Any familiar faces at the Sydney Film Festival?

Sydney Film Festival ran from 6 to 17 June and today, on the last day is the award ceremony. I was checking whether or not I would recognize a face or two from the Australian actors at the festival. As they show from time to time Australian TV series on Estonian TV channels, I was … Continue reading Any familiar faces at the Sydney Film Festival?

Yes, that’s right – 40th Moscow International Film Festival was in April this year!

So you missed out on this film festival? No wonder, instead of the usual June celebration, this year the festival was held in April. They did not want to be overshadowed by the FIFA World cup that starts on the 14th of June. Well the 40th MIFF simply had to be put on a pedestal … Continue reading Yes, that’s right – 40th Moscow International Film Festival was in April this year!

The Sundance Virgin (What I Learned During My First Time) — THE CINEMA SOLOIST

Adriana The Cinema Soloist gives good pointers for the first time guests visiting the Sundance Film Festival. From transportation in town to tickets and free events at the festival. It’s a good read if you plan to go there in the future. Thank you, Adriana, for sharing! To read more about Adriana’s impressions of the … Continue reading The Sundance Virgin (What I Learned During My First Time) — THE CINEMA SOLOIST